The Black Crowes and Tedeschi Trucks Band are hitting the road together this Summer. The bands will hit the road beginning July 19th. The upcoming tour doesn’t give the members of The Black Crowes much time to relax as the band is currently on its “Lay Down With The Number 13” tour. It’s the first tour for the band since ending its two-year long hiatus. This current tour takes the band across the U.S. It runs through June 2nd. From there, the band will head overseas for the European leg of its tour. The European leg of the tour will run from June 18th – July 6th. It will include headlining shows, festivals, and a pair of stadium shows with “The Boss” himself, Bruce Springsteen.
The upcoming tour dates are in support of The Black Crowes most recent release, Wiser for the Time. This release is a four-disc, eight-side gatefold vinyl release. It contains 26 songs—15 acoustic and 11 electric—from the band’s 2010 five-night stint in New York City.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band is currently touring in support of its most recent album, Revelator (2011). The album won a Grammy for best Blues Album at the 2012 Grammys. That album was followed up the live album, Everybody’s Talkin’ in May 2012. The band’s next LP is expected to be released in Summer 2013.
The bands’ current slate of tour dates is available below:
The Slide Brothers’ debut self-titled album is without a doubt, one more of the year’s top albums. It is infused with a healthy dose of both blues and gospel that will light a fire inside any truly open minded lover of music. It all kicks off with an amazing cover of the Allman Brothers Band’s ‘Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’.’ The group’s take on this blues classic is an excellent opener, with its high energy music and equally powerful gritty vocals. The transition to the softer gospel sounds of ‘My Sweet Lord’ makes for quite the change in both tempo and vibe. Audiences are taken to a high energy song to open the album to something far mellower.
While it isn’t as mellow per se in terms of its general tempo and vibe, ‘Sunday School Blues’ offers audiences a piece that’s mellow in its own right. Just as impressive is the band’s cover of the spiritual, ‘Wade in The Water.’ The band’s take on this piece is a full on instrumental. There are no vocals here. While some might view this as a bad thing, the total lack of vocals makes the entire song that much more powerful and impressive, especially in the blues/rock form presented on this record. It has a real Blind Boys of Alabama vibe about it. Things kick back up again from here as the band transitions into ‘Praise You.’ This song is just one more wonderful addition to The Slide Brothers’ debut album as it blurs that line between blues and gospel that much more. It proves that music doesn’t have to fit neatly into one genre or another to be enjoyable.
As one can clearly see, the first half of The Slide Brothers’ album is top heavy with great material for music lovers across the board. The album’s second half is no different as it keeps things moving smoothly right off the bat with another bluesy piece in ‘It Hurts Me Too.’ That song is followed up by another song very much in the vein of the Blind Boys of Alabama in ‘Catch That Train.’ The whole thing comes to a head in the album’s penultimate track; a cover of blues legend ELmore James’ ‘The Sky is Crying.’ What really makes this song so incredible is that the band manages somehow to maintain the original song all while making it into its own creation at the same time. It’s doubtless that this song will become an instant hit with audiences both on the record and at live shows. Speaking of live shows the band will hit the road in March in support of its new album, beginning with a performance at the Smith Opera House in Geneva, New York on March 6th. Audiences can get a full tour itinerary and even order the band’s debut album online at its official website, http://www.slidebrothers.com and on its Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/TheSlideBrothers. Fans can also get all the latest updates from the band on Twitter at http://twitter.com/slidebrothers.
The Allman Brothers Band is coming back to New York. The band is returning to the Beacon Theatre for its annual March residency beginning March 1st. The band will hold ten performances at the Beacon Theatre from March 1st – 16th. This year’s annual residency marks its twenty-third year of performing at the famed theatre. The band has sold out its shows some two-hundred and ten times since it started performing at the theatre in 1989. Founding member Gregg Allman discussed the upcoming annual stint. “Yes, it’s that time”, he said. “The Beacon run is always magical. The room sounds great, lots of familiar faces and the band really stretches out. After Macon, New York is really our second home. There’s just something about it, and our fans know it.”
Tickets for the band’s Beacon Theatre performances go on sale beginning next Friday, January 11th at 10am ET. They can be purchased at http://www.ticketmaster.com and http://www.beacontheatre.com. They can also be ordered by phone toll free at 1-800-744-3000. Fans in New York can also purchase them in person at the Beacon Theatre box office beginning next Saturday, January 12th.
Along with its annual stay at the Beacon Theatre, the band has also been invited by fellow music vet Eric Clapton to perform at his annual “Crossroads” benefit show on March 12th and 13th. Those performances will be at New York’s equally famed Madison Square Gardens. The band will also headline a pair of dates at the annual Wanee Festival on April 19th and 20th in Live Oak, FL. To check out the full listing of The Allman Brothers Band performance dates, fans can go online to http://www.allmanbrothersband.com, http://hittinthenote.com, and http://www.waneefestival.com.
The Allman Brothers Band is having quite the year. It started the year with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys. Then, all ten of its shows at the famed Beacon Theater were sold out. Now, the band has confirmed plans to head out on the road this Summer. The real big news of this tour is that the band will be performing with two other huge name acts in Carlos Santana and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band will be performing six shows with Santana in the northeast, before starting the month of August in Atlanta alongside Moe.
North Carlina fans of The Allman Brothers Band haven’t been forgotten on the band’s itinerary. The band will be in Charlotte Friday, August 3rd and Raleigh Saturday, August 4th. Fellow southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd will join the band for both of its North Carolina dates. Its remaining August dates will be spent in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts with a handful of very special shows.
Fans who won’t get to see the band live this Summer haven’t been forgotten, either. The band has also announced that it will be releasing one of its many archived live shows this month. Its “Live From American University” concert from December 30, 1970 will be released next Tuesday on Peach Records/Entertainment One Music.